Larry's 49 Chevy gets a 500 hp LS3

Post about yourself, your car, or your projects in here, share pictures of your car, or post trip threads!
Post Reply
User avatar
Petros
Highest Ranking Member
Posts: 11099
Joined: Sun Jan 28, 2007 6:31 pm
My tercel:: '84 Tercel4wd w/extensive mods
Location: Arlington WA USA

Re: Larry's 49 Chevy gets a 500 hp LS3

Post by Petros » Fri Sep 28, 2018 12:24 am

wow, I has brake envy! what is does that rear axle come from? is there a kit to convert it to rear disk brakes?
'87 Tercel 4wd SR5 (current engine swap project)
'84 Tercel 4wd (daily driver, with on going mods)
'92 Mazda MPV 4wd (wife's daily driver)
'85 Tercel 4wd DLX auto(daughter's daily driver)
'01 Honda Civic (other daughter's daily driver)

larry mcgrath
Highest Ranking Member
Posts: 579
Joined: Mon Aug 16, 2010 3:23 pm
My tercel:: 83 tercel v20 B/T (The ROCKET)98 toyota t100
Location: Wilds of Montana

Re: Larry's 49 Chevy gets a 500 hp LS3

Post by larry mcgrath » Wed Oct 10, 2018 5:56 pm

The rear end is from a 78 Chevell ,12 bolt posi, the discs are a kit --- this gives me 4 wheel disc brakes, which I'll need.

larry mcgrath
Highest Ranking Member
Posts: 579
Joined: Mon Aug 16, 2010 3:23 pm
My tercel:: 83 tercel v20 B/T (The ROCKET)98 toyota t100
Location: Wilds of Montana

Re: Larry's 49 Chevy gets a 500 hp LS3

Post by larry mcgrath » Wed Oct 10, 2018 6:02 pm

Frame sand blasted ready to paint, head light extensions duraglassed in place.
You do not have the required permissions to view the files attached to this post.

larry mcgrath
Highest Ranking Member
Posts: 579
Joined: Mon Aug 16, 2010 3:23 pm
My tercel:: 83 tercel v20 B/T (The ROCKET)98 toyota t100
Location: Wilds of Montana

Re: Larry's 49 Chevy gets a 500 hp LS3

Post by larry mcgrath » Sat Oct 20, 2018 5:40 pm

more pix of progress :D
You do not have the required permissions to view the files attached to this post.

larry mcgrath
Highest Ranking Member
Posts: 579
Joined: Mon Aug 16, 2010 3:23 pm
My tercel:: 83 tercel v20 B/T (The ROCKET)98 toyota t100
Location: Wilds of Montana

Re: Larry's 49 Chevy gets a 500 hp LS3

Post by larry mcgrath » Tue Oct 30, 2018 5:47 pm

Just picked the frame up from the powder coater -- came out nice. :D
You do not have the required permissions to view the files attached to this post.

User avatar
ARCHINSTL
Goldie Forever
Posts: 6369
Joined: Sat Apr 30, 2005 1:52 pm
My tercel:: Goldie is a 1986 SR5 attualmente con Weber/also owned the first T4WD in STL in late '82
Location: Kirkwood, a 'burb of St. Louis

Re: Larry's 49 Chevy gets a 500 hp LS3

Post by ARCHINSTL » Tue Oct 30, 2018 9:16 pm

Why do I keep writing WOW when looking at your photos?
Tom M.
T4WD augury?
"Oh, do not ask, 'What is it?' Let us go and make our visit."
T.S. Eliot - "The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock"
"Now and then we had a hope that, if we lived and were good, God would permit us to be pirates."
Mark Twain

larry mcgrath
Highest Ranking Member
Posts: 579
Joined: Mon Aug 16, 2010 3:23 pm
My tercel:: 83 tercel v20 B/T (The ROCKET)98 toyota t100
Location: Wilds of Montana

Re: Larry's 49 Chevy gets a 500 hp LS3

Post by larry mcgrath » Wed Oct 31, 2018 6:16 pm

Thanks Tom, this has been a lot of work--- but fun--- keeps me thinking---- and out of the Bar. This is to the point where it is starting to come together, which is a good feeling.

User avatar
splatterdog
Highest Ranking Member
Posts: 1503
Joined: Sun Mar 26, 2006 10:26 am
Location: Minnesota, USA

Re: Larry's 49 Chevy gets a 500 hp LS3

Post by splatterdog » Wed Oct 31, 2018 6:56 pm

Such patience! If a car takes more me more than 2-3 days to complete, I start getting irritable.

One very small piece of advice. Either paint all the non braking surface of your rotors, or just buy them if available for your setup. Looks like 4x4 S10 brakes? Those rotors will be a "turd in the punchbowl" being surrounded by the rest of this car. Lots of options for coated rotors these days. Looks better thru alloy wheels and are 100% more rust resistant than raw iron.

Carry on!

User avatar
stefando
Member
Posts: 39
Joined: Sat Apr 28, 2018 9:14 pm
My tercel:: The Caribou: 1983 SR5
Location: Norcal

Re: Larry's 49 Chevy gets a 500 hp LS3

Post by stefando » Fri Nov 09, 2018 8:44 pm

This is great! My dad and his buddy's always end up with a packard or two in a garage somewhere, or maybe a secret 60s bugatti the wives don't know about.. I grew up around old Indian motorcycles and basements that look like your shed with exciting pieces of reconditioned steel. This build is super impressive, I'd love to hear that thing someday! Thanks for reminding us youngsters what the cool stuff is in a world full of, as my dad says " mickey mouse bullsh--"
1983 SR5 Brown
Salmon River California

larry mcgrath
Highest Ranking Member
Posts: 579
Joined: Mon Aug 16, 2010 3:23 pm
My tercel:: 83 tercel v20 B/T (The ROCKET)98 toyota t100
Location: Wilds of Montana

Re: Larry's 49 Chevy gets a 500 hp LS3

Post by larry mcgrath » Sat Nov 10, 2018 11:11 am

Stefando, if your intestered you can see this on U Tube at 49 chevy ls3 first start. Leave a coment if you would, this has been a lot of work but I've enjoyed doing it, Larry

larry mcgrath
Highest Ranking Member
Posts: 579
Joined: Mon Aug 16, 2010 3:23 pm
My tercel:: 83 tercel v20 B/T (The ROCKET)98 toyota t100
Location: Wilds of Montana

Re: Larry's 49 Chevy gets a 500 hp LS3

Post by larry mcgrath » Sun Nov 18, 2018 3:23 pm

Started Dynamating the interior, next will build up a rolling chassee so I can pull the body off the roto. The body needs to be sanded with 400 grit wet and dry paper so it can get painted. The dynamat process is kinda a pain in the but, really does make a diff in noise reduction. :D Larry
You do not have the required permissions to view the files attached to this post.

larry mcgrath
Highest Ranking Member
Posts: 579
Joined: Mon Aug 16, 2010 3:23 pm
My tercel:: 83 tercel v20 B/T (The ROCKET)98 toyota t100
Location: Wilds of Montana

Re: Larry's 49 Chevy gets a 500 hp LS3

Post by larry mcgrath » Mon Nov 26, 2018 4:35 pm

Dynamat is about 3/4 done. :D :D
You do not have the required permissions to view the files attached to this post.

larry mcgrath
Highest Ranking Member
Posts: 579
Joined: Mon Aug 16, 2010 3:23 pm
My tercel:: 83 tercel v20 B/T (The ROCKET)98 toyota t100
Location: Wilds of Montana

Re: Larry's 49 Chevy gets a 500 hp LS3

Post by larry mcgrath » Thu Dec 27, 2018 2:46 pm

Started to assemble this project-------- finally ----- been a lot of work but fun :D
You do not have the required permissions to view the files attached to this post.

larry mcgrath
Highest Ranking Member
Posts: 579
Joined: Mon Aug 16, 2010 3:23 pm
My tercel:: 83 tercel v20 B/T (The ROCKET)98 toyota t100
Location: Wilds of Montana

Re: Larry's 49 Chevy gets a 500 hp LS3

Post by larry mcgrath » Thu Dec 27, 2018 2:50 pm

A few more pix.
You do not have the required permissions to view the files attached to this post.

larry mcgrath
Highest Ranking Member
Posts: 579
Joined: Mon Aug 16, 2010 3:23 pm
My tercel:: 83 tercel v20 B/T (The ROCKET)98 toyota t100
Location: Wilds of Montana

Re: Larry's 49 Chevy gets a 500 hp LS3

Post by larry mcgrath » Sun Dec 30, 2018 5:22 pm

Moving right along with the assembly of this, sure is a change to instal parts that are put on to stay.
You do not have the required permissions to view the files attached to this post.

Post Reply